Crystal MacLellan, PhD, MScPT, BSc

Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy


Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy




MScPT - University of Alberta - 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow - Memorial University of Newfoundland - 2009
PhD - University of Alberta - 2006
BSc - St. Francis Xavier University - 2000


Crystal earned a PhD from University of Alberta in 2006 where she studied neuroprotective strategies for hemorrhagic stroke. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship exploring the effects of stem cell transplantation and rehabilitation on stroke recovery. She obtained her MScPT from University of Alberta in 2012 and has worked in both acute care and private practice settings. She has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation in adults and pediatrics. She joined the Department of Physical Therapy as a full-time instructor in 2017. Teaching interests include neurology and neuroscience, human movement, and clinical supervision.


PTHER 351 - Principles of Human Movement for Rehabilitation

An introduction to the analysis of human movement with an emphasis on kinetics, kinematics, normal gait analysis, motor control and balance. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
REHAB 540 - Best Practice in Stroke Rehabilitation

This course will focus on current knowledge of best practice in the area of stroke, as well as provide students with critical appraisal skills that will sustain and further the acquisition of best practice information and principles in stroke rehabilitation. This evidence and best practice will be explored in the context of the stroke survivor, caregivers and rehabilitation professionals with students having an opportunity to apply learning to specific professional areas of interest.

Winter Term 2021

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